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  • Last night: Time CD release show at hi-dive

    published Oct 09, 2009

    Time, A Clock, Damon JeVon, Agent Strange and Doctype Thursday, October 8, 2009 hi-dive Better Than: That Alex Jones documentary on Bohemian Grove.A Clock from Fort Collins kicked off Thursday's nig... More >>

  • Time

    published October 8, 2009

    Few artists have explored the theme of paranoia as thoroughly as Time does on this latest release. In "Naked Brunch," conspiracy-theory icon... More >>

  • Har Mar Superstar

    published October 8, 2009

    After his noise-rock band Calvin Krime broke up in the late '90s, Sean Tillman performed as Sean Na Na before that project ultimately... More >>

  • Gritt Hitter at the hi-dive

    published October 8, 2009

    Plenty of bands have overmined the new wave of British heavy metal and mixed it with a bit of glam rock and thrash. Sonically, Gritt... More >>

  • Over the weekend: Insane Clown Posse at the Fillmore

    published Oct 05, 2009

    ​Insane Clown Posse, The Dayton Family, (həd) p.e.Friday, October 2, 2009Fillmore AuditoriumBetter Than: The spectacle of a white trash cult on parade that many expect.Standing in a line around the... More >>

  • Black Sleep of Kali

    published October 1, 2009

    Tracing the lineage that Black Sleep of Kali evokes on this record isn't all that difficult. Listen closely and there's some of that hard-edged... More >>

  • Sian Alice Group

    published October 1, 2009

    Sian Alice Group's dusky, contemplative songwriting is intense and vibrantly electric, with layers of percussion, non-traditional and... More >>

  • Andy Monley and the High Horses at Meadowlark

    published October 1, 2009

    Andy Monley isn't exactly a household name, but maybe he should be. He's definitely made the Denver music scene a lot more interesting for more... More >>

  • Over the weekend: Bryan Adams at the Paramount Theatre

    published Sep 28, 2009

    ​Bryan Adams Saturday, September 26, 2009 Paramount Theatre Better Than: A sonically faithful retro-tour performance. Bryan Adams was definitely a rock star when I was in high school, so I didn't k... More >>

  • Q&A with Bryan Adams

    published Sep 23, 2009

    ​Bryan Adams is on the short list of the most successful and popular of rock singers to emerge in the '80s. The Canadian-born Adams has had a string of hits in the last three decades, while 1983's C... More >>

  • Crack Magic

    published September 24, 2009

    Reminiscent of noise-jazz-spazz rockers Total Shutdown and the Low Down, Crack Magic also seems steeped in the abbreviated brutality of... More >>

  • Red Wire Black Wire

    published September 24, 2009

    On the surface, the music of Red Wire Black Wire sounds as though frontman Doug Walters grew up on a steady diet of the Human League's landmark... More >>

  • Rome

    published September 24, 2009

    Performing in the United States for the first time at the Vendetta Festival in Denver, Luxembourg's Rome has caught the attention of fans of... More >>

  • Bongo Fury at Glob

    published September 24, 2009

    Led by Tripp Nasty and Zach Spencer, Bongo Fury (due at Glob on Tuesday, September 29) combines the fascination that Nasty and Spencer... More >>

  • Last Night: Sunny Day Real Estate at the Ogden Theatre

    Last Night: Sunny Day Real Estate at the Ogden Theatre

    published Sep 22, 2009

    ​Sunny Day Real Estate, The Jealous Sound Monday, September 21, 2009 Ogden Theater, Denver Better Than: Most of the descendents of this style of music have been. ​Sunny Day Real Estate's current ... More >>

  • Over the weekend: Spoke Shaver, Big Timber and Dualistics at the Larimer Lounge

    published Sep 21, 2009

    Spoke Shaver, Big Timber and DualisticsSaturday, September 19, 2009 Larimer Lounge Better Than: I would have thought possible. Before this show I never liked Dualistics. All of its stage antics and m... More >>

  • Quillion

    published September 17, 2009

    Tackling the concerns of adulthood with more lyrical maturity and originality than most bands, Quillion proves it is possible to express one's... More >>

  • Mayer Hawthorne

    published September 17, 2009

    Although now based in Los Angeles, Mayer Hawthorne (born Andrew Cohen) grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Instead of following the route of... More >>

  • Autolux

    published September 17, 2009

    The pedigree of Autolux reads a bit like the alternative-rock should-have-beens: Guitarist Greg Edwards was in the influential space-rock band... More >>

  • Cougar Legs at the hi-dive

    published September 17, 2009

    Based on song titles alone, you'd think Cougar Legs (due at the hi-dive on Saturday, September 19) was some kind of wiseacre Marcel... More >>

  • Monolith Q&A: Depreciation Guild

    published Sep 11, 2009

    Brooklyn's the Depreciation Guild has spent the last few years fusing elements of synth pop, dream pop and experimental electronic music into an indistinguishable amalgamation of the band's wide-rangi... More >>

  • Monolith Q&A: Red Wire Black Wire

    published Sep 10, 2009

    Often compared to New Wave bands of the early '80s -- especially the Human League --Brooklyn, New York's Red Wire Black Wire, uses synthesizers as a primary compositional instrument. Described by the ... More >>

  • Monolith Q&A: The Glitch Mob

    published Sep 10, 2009

    The Glitch Mob started out as a Los Angeles-based DJ collective that pooled its collective talent to make a more collaborative music with expanded sonic possibilities. As individual artists, Ooah, edI... More >>

  • Monolith Q&A: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

    published Sep 09, 2009

    With early support from one of the country's most important independent radio stations, KEXP in Seattle, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart -- appearing at Monlith this weekend -- struck a chord with fa... More >>

  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart exude a spirit of innocence and exuberance

    published September 10, 2009

    Like the Smiths and Teenage Fanclub before them, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart write songs that appeal to the spirit of innocence,... More >>

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